About the Program
Albany Medical Center’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship is housed in Albany Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Urogynecology, and the Department of Surgery’s Division of Urology. Clinics are held in a section of Obstetrics & Gynecology that is devoted to Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and includes eight exam rooms, two treatment rooms, and a UDS suite. In addition, clinics are held in the Urology Department, located at Albany Medical Center's South Clinical Campus. Both clinical facilities offer urodynamics and in-office botulinum toxin injections, urethra bulking procedures and routine cystoscopies. The urology-based clinics have capacity for videourodynamics.
Albany Medical Center is a 766-bed tertiary care facility. Surgeries are performed at the main hospital for patients who require inpatient care, and at a nearby ambulatory surgical center for patients who undergo same day discharge or require a 23-hour stay. Our surgeons use the full spectrum of surgical approaches to pelvic floor dysfunction, including vaginal, robotic, and laparoscopic surgical approaches. In addition, we offer patients medical treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction including pessary fitting and posterior tibial nerve stimulation. We work closely with physical therapists in the care of our patients. Fellows will rotate with colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists during their clinical rotations.
Albany Medical College has a long history of bioethical research. Fellows will be enrolled in a certificate program with the Alden March Bioethics Institute and will participate in hands-on evaluation of clinical ethical dilemmas, classroom instruction in the application of bioethical principles, and ultimately participate in bioethical research. For fellows who are interested, the opportunity to pursue a master’s in bioethics is available.
Resources for Fellows
About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.
Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.
Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.